About Us

Hadoopsters is a technical blog for Hadoop users, by Hadoop users.

Our mission is to provide a free, central location to publish technical Hadoop information, tutorials, tips and tricks. Why? To help developers, engineers, analysts, data scientists, architects, and managers like us better inform themselves and their decisions in respect to Hadoop and Big Data.

The Hadoopsters logo was lovingly drawn and created by dear friend of the site, Aaron Schwartz.

Who are the Hadoopsters?


Landon Robinson, James Barney, and and you! It’s our passion to show the Hadoop world just how impactful this platform can be for our data-driven future, and more importantly, how you can leverage it — and even contribute back!

Origin of “Hadoopsters”


In 2014, a couple of young college grads began working in the wide wonderful world of Hadoop, in all its splendor. The two were just starting out at a large company that was beginning to stand up its first Hadoop infrastructure. Both dove headfirst into the opportunity to soak up knowledge on the platform, and were hungry to contribute back to its open source community.

Wanting a term to label themselves, the two coined the phrase “Hadoopsters” in hopes of it sticking. And thus, the term was born — as was this blog.

The composition of the Hadoopsters team is comprised of members from multiple companies, all who share a passion for learning and sharing Hadoop knowledge. Landon and James still frequently share their learnings, and much of that makes its way back onto this site.

The Point of this Site


This blog is dedicated to helping you understand Hadoop more, as well as what you can accomplish with it. That means extensive programming guides, convenient tips and tricks, and helpful tutorials to help you solve problems on your Hadoop cluster — or just teach you something cool, fun and new – with the added benefit of making you look super cool and smart at work.

This blog is currently maintained by Landon Robinson and James Barney. Contributions in the form of articles are posted as we learn and wish to share. We hope to build something fun and useful with Hadoopsters, and at the same time, spread knowledge to the community of folks leveraging the data lake. After all, we could always use more good documentation. 😉

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates! Or, even better, if you want to support us directly – subscribe to Hadoopsters by using the follow button in the sidebar.

Permission for Code Usage from Hadoopsters


This site is here to help you get your job done. In general, you may use the code on this site in your programs and documentation. You do not need to contact us for permission unless you’re reproducing a significant portion of the code that you wish to publish.

For example, writing a program that uses several lines of code from this site does not require permission. Selling or distributing examples from this site does require permission. Answering a question by citing this site and quoting example code does not require permission. Incorporating a significant amount of example code from this site into your product’s documentation does require permission.

We appreciate, but do not require, formal attribution. An attribution usually includes the title, author, publisher, and website URL. For example: “Hadoopsters: Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for Hadoop (hadoopsters.net).”

If you feel your use of code examples falls outside fair use or the permission given here, feel free to contact us at hadoopsters@gmail.com. We’re pretty chill.

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